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    Update on HBCU Coalition’s Lawsuit Against Maryland

    By Marvin L. 'Doc' Cheatham, Sr., Special to the AFRO In 2006, a coalition of HBCU students, alumni and other HBCU supporters filed a lawsuit in the Maryland Federal District Court against the State of Maryland alleging...

    Gov. Hogan’s $100M Offer to HBCU’s `A Slap in the Face’

    Governor Larry Hogan’s recent letter to Legislative Black Caucus Chair, Del. Cheryl Glenn (D-45), offering to settle the 12-year long Maryland HBCU Equity lawsuit evoked strong reactions from HBCU advocates and Maryland lawmakers this...

    The Rich History and Current Relevance of America’s HBCUs

    On Jan. 9, the remedial phase of The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, et al. v. The Maryland Higher Education Commission, et al. kicked off in Baltimore. This lawsuit, originally...

    Bowie State QB Earns Nation’s Top HBCU Football Honors

    For someone reluctant to embrace the spotlight and the history that he’s making with each passing game, Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall continues to solidify his place as the greatest football player in school...

    HBCU settlement pending, but lawmakers say it’s not enough

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Historically Black colleges and universities in Maryland would receive up to $56.9 million annually under legislation, sponsors say, that would restore years of underfunding and program duplication by the state...

    Students Rally Support for Next Phase of HBCU Lawsuit

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The Maryland HBCU Matters Coalition teamed up with Morgan State University student leaders a week before the midterm elections, to send a message to candidates running in Maryland. “We can...

    Haynes Champions the Need for HBCUs

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the community. This week we sit with Leonard Haynes III, a man who has devoted his life to...

    Tenn. Lawmakers Seek to Strengthen Relationship with State HBCUs

    Tennessee’s historically Black colleges and universities will soon have a team of advocates and an executive director in the state’s capital of Nashville. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's signing of the new Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities officially...

    HBCU Plaintiffs Present Powerful Closing Arguments in Equity Lawsuit against State of Maryland

    Challenge State’s Meager Attempts to Provide Viable Solutions to Address Racist Practices (Updated 06/16/2017) - Lawyers representing students and alumni from Maryland’s four HBCU’s ended last week’s HBCU equity trial with powerful arguments justifying the...

    Local HBCU Students Earn ROTC Scholarships

    By the time she completed elementary school, Jasmine Jones could pack clothing military style. Her father, a career U.S. Navy man, provided the tutelage. Now, 10 years later, Jones is getting an assist from the...

    Millennials Celebrate Their Power to Vote at Morgan State

    By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Encouraging Black millennials to participate in the early voting process, organizations including Black Girls Vote,” “Planned Parenthood,” “1199SEIU” and “Young Gets It Done”—an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the...

    After HBCU Equity Lawsuit Decision, HBCUs Plan Path Forward

    Representatives of Maryland’s historically Black college and universities recently met with alumni plaintiffs in a decade-old lawsuit challenging inequality in the state’s higher education system (HBCU Equity Lawsuit)—a suit which recently ended with a...

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